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January 15, 2012

Woodland Heights Medical Center installs new robotic surgical system

Woodland Heights Medical Center in the US state of Texas has introduced the da Vinci Si surgical system to its operating rooms.

Woodland Heights Medical Center in the US state of Texas has introduced the da Vinci Si surgical system to its operating rooms.

The surgical system is equipped with high-definition 3D imaging, which will improve the vision of the operative field and can provide 10× magnification of tissue and anatomy. It will feature an optional dual console, which will enable a second surgeon to provide assistance. It will perform over a million safety checks a second, promoting patient safety. Auditory and visual alerts project the status of the system and its functions.

Woodland Heights CEO Casey Robertson said that the new features of the da Vinci Si system will help them provide the best possible outcomes. "It is proof of our commitment to provide our community access to the latest advancements in minimally invasive surgery."

The da Vinci surgical system enables surgeons to perform delicate and complex operations through a few tiny incisions with increased vision, precision, dexterity and control. The system can be used for a multitude of procedures, including prostatectomy, hysterectomy, myomectomy, hernia repair and colorectal surgery.

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